Picayune Main St, Inc

200 Highway 11, South
P.O. Box 1656
Picayune, MS  39466
Phone: 601-799-3070
Fax:  601-749-3319
Contact Us Link

City of Picayune Map

City of Picayune Map

2022 Festival Map

Picayune Street Festival Map https://bit.ly/3lh91D6

Events

Projects/Events/Awards

Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on Monday, January 10th @ 10am to dedicate the construction of the new playground at Kid’s Kingdom in Friendship Park in Picayune MS
” Kids Kingdom Playground will be one of the prime playgrounds in South Mississippi,” said Picayune Mayor Jim Luke. “It will be the only full-inclusive playground for children with disabilities on the Gulf Coast.”
“We see color, we see vertical structures, and it is all the beginning of the third-largest playground in the state of Mississippi,” said Eric Morris, Picayune Public Works Director.   Kids Kingdom Playground will be one of the prime playgrounds in South“

Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS. Picayune Main Street, Inc. Mission is to enhance our community and encourage investment in Charming Picayune MS


We focus our attention and resources in the heart of the city. Throughout the year, Picayune Main Street, Inc. sponsors events in Downtown Picayune, MS to help support a vibrant shopping and dining district and create a place that attracts people and inspires everyone to Enjoy Events, Arts, Antiques, Shop, Dine & Play Local while experiencing The New South Old Charm of Historic Picayune, MS

Picayune MS is A Precious Coin in the Purse of the South just 40 miles  from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans and the big gaming action of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we are strategically located to offer the best of both worlds
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Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS.
Picayune Main Street, Inc. Mission is to enhance our community and encourage investment in Picayune.


https://bit.ly/3f6JVpo
April 2&3,2022 Picayune MS 55th Semi-Annual Street Festival ..
Discover Historic Downtown Picayune, MS and
Experience the New South Old Charm that our community is known for.
Check out Downtown Antique & Clothing Shops & Delicious Local Dining along with
200 Artisans featuring Antique, Vintage , Woodwork, Clothing, Jewelry and
Personal Care items along with a Variety of food vendors to please every taste bud.
Live Entertainment Saturday & Sunday,
Boulevard Cruisers Classic Car Show on Saturday.
Motorcycle Show on Sunday on North Main Street,
5K Run 1 Mile Run Sunday @ 3pm @ Crosby Commons.
Returning on Saturday & Sunday Axe Throwing Trailer.

To apply for a $150.00 10×20 Art or Craft Space,
Please email 3 photos of your artwork to Info@picayunemainstreet.com
We do not have any spaces available for food or beverage vendors, candle,
sublimation cups, hair bows, jewelry, T-shirts or info booths.
No Unauthorized Solicitation, Skateboards or Bicycles.
Service Animals Allowed Only on Leash.

Please Check Out These Local Restaurants https://bit.ly/32rbvuf

Picayune MS Public Works, Police & Fire Department Are the BEST! Hours and Hours of planning goes into this event.All Communities need a Public Works Director like Eric Morris-But Not OURS!

SHOP BY CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS ON THE RAILS
DECEMBER 3rd 5:30-8pm in Downtown Picayune MS

Shoppers & Diners on West & East Canal will be greeted with Faux Snow,
Luminaries & Festive Decorated Shops. Be Sure to Bring Your Christmas Shopping List
 
Santa & MS Claus will arrive at 5:30 pm by Picayune Fire Dept. to board their Sleigh on the Corner of N. Main & W. Canal and Listen to Children’s Christmas Wishes. Have Your Camera Ready for a Quick Photo. 






Picayune Main Street, Inc.
2021 Collectible Christmas Ornament City Rexall $15.00

Now Available at

Melinda’s Fine Gift 1 Sycamore Road Suite B

First National Bank North Branch 721 Cooper Road and

Picayune Main Street 200 Hwy 11 South Picayune MS


October 14 ,15 & 16, 2021 Main Street Music Fest & More in Downtown Picayune MS Main Street Music Fest & More in Downtown Picayune MS

Creative Outdoor Spaces Ribbon Cutting

Charles Badon Jazz Band @ Southern Char Steakhouse

Downtown Sidewalk Sale on West & East Canal Street & Hwy 11 South 39466

Maker’s Market Featuring Local Artisans

The CHEE-WEEZ BAND & Rhythym Chasers Concert @ Crosby Commons October 16th 5pm-10pm

A Picayune Main Street, Inc. Event.
Music Fest Event Page
https://fb.me/e/1ljb4CCJk

Creative Outdoor Spaces Project #1 Ribbon Cutting Dedication is Thursday, October 14th @ 5:30 @ 121 East Canal Street Picayune MS

Committee

Christy Goss, Keep Picayune Beautiful, Director; Eric Morris, Picayune Public Works, Director; Byron Hill, MS Power Local Manager; Tom Milar, Planning and Zoning Director; Reba Beebe, Picayune Main Street, Inc. Director

Sponsors

City Of Picayune, Keep Picayune Beautiful, MS Power, First National Bank of Picayune, Heritage Plastics, C&M Marines Venture LLC, The Mini Storage Picayune, Picayune Chamber of Commerce, HD Recycling & Salvage, Picayune Rotary Club, Kiwanis of Picayune, Huey P Stockstill LLC, Home Depot of Picayune, Sherwin Williams of Picayune, Smith Enterprises, Southern Exterior Fence, Freddy & Lisa James, Keep MS Beautiful, Picayune Main Street, Inc.

Save Our Park Committee raised a total of $42,834.21 to assist with Friendship Park Playground & Sports Complex Improvements. Sheriff David Allison, Theresa Milar, Reba Beebe, Tom Milar, City Manager Freddy Drennan, Trevor Adam- Not in photo Christy Goss & Raquel Theriot. A Great Team !!

Jail and Bail Save our Park Updates

Save Our Park Jail and Bail

Community Fundraiser Raised
$30,196.21
To Help With Upgrades at Friendship Park
.

YES HE DID!
The Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison locked up the Director of Picayune Main Street, Inc. Reba Beebe during the Jail and Bail Save Our Park Fundraiser on September 15,2021 at the Intermodal & Tourist Center 200 Hwy 11 S 39466


Committee Members Present During Jail and Bail were
“Judge ” Tom Milar, Trevor Adams, Captain, Theresa Carpenter Milar, Christy Hilsher Goss, Gidget Mutchler O’Daniels, Kaitlyn Walker,  Raquel Theriot & Picayune Police Chief Joe Quave. We had a blast yesterday & help raise $$ for the future of the children in our community


THANK YOU EVERYONE  For Donating To Save Our Park Jail & Bail Fundraiser, we have not closed out the JAIL & BAIL SAVE OUR PARK Fundraiser.


Jail and  Bail Facebook Event Link

https://facebook.com/events/s/jail-bail-prisoners-for-the-pa/523678415738538/

SAVE OUR PARK
WRJW 1320AM 106.9FM Link Below Information on 1.9 M Grant
with a 20% Match and Plans for Friendship Park Sport Fields.

https://www.wrjwradio.com/single-post/mayor-jim-luke-details-upcoming-friendship-park-upgrades



 
Outstanding Façade Improvement Program – 
This award recognizes a Main Street façade improvement program that has contributed to
façade improvements of multiple buildings located within a downtown district.
 
Winner: Picayune Main Street, Inc. – Making Downtown More Loveable 2
Director: Reba Beebe
Accepting: Byron Hill
Picayune Main Street’s Economic Vitality Team understands downtown is critical to the success of the community. With confidence that the community would survive the pandemic, the team agreed to continue Moving Picayune Forward with the Revitalization Campaign
“Making Downtown More Lovable 2”.
Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation. Mississippi Power Area Manager Byron Hill is very active in Downtown Picayune’s Revitalization Projects to keep the community lively and strong. Downtown business owners have seen a noticeable increase in foot traffic.

New businesses have opened or expanded.
The project has clearly achieved the goals to move
Picayune Forward and make downtown
More Lovable and Alive!

Picayune Main Street, Inc. is a National Accredited Program
Accredited status is National Main Street top tier of recognition. This exclusive
designation signifies a commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community
engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Main Street America Accredited™
programs have a proven track record of planning, implementing, and measuring results
that align with the Main Street Approach. National Accreditation is a powerful advocacy
tool that highlights a program’s work and showcases their achievements.

All Accredited programs have demonstrated their success by meeting a series of rigorous accreditation
standards:
1. Has broad-based community support for the commercial district revitalization
process, with strong support from both the public and private sectors
2. Has developed vision and mission statements relevant to community conditions and
to the local Main Street program’s organizational stage
3. Has a comprehensive Main Street work plan
4. Possess an historic preservation ethic
5. Has an active board of directors and committees
6. Has an adequate operating budget
7. Has a paid professional program manager
8. Conducts a program of ongoing training for staff and volunteers
9. Reports key statistics
10. Is a current member of the Main Street America™ Network. In states or regions that
have existing Coordinating Programs, communities work with their Coordinating Program
to grow their revitalization effort and meet the performance standards above.
Coordinating Programs evaluate, select, and recommend Accredited programs to the
National Main Street Center annually. In areas where there is no Coordinating Program,
NMSC may accredit communities that have retained the necessary training and
evaluation services needed to meet accreditation standards.

MOVING PICAYUNE FORWARD DOWNTOWN PROJECTS


Come Experience the New South Old Charm in Picayune MS.
Picayune MS is A Precious Coin in the Purse of the South

just 40 miles  from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans and
the big gaming action of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,
we are strategically located to offer the best of both worlds.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRECEDES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Eight downtown businesses were revitalized with new awnings through funds from Picayune Main Street’s Façade Grant Program and a Community Investment Program Grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation.

1-Luxe Beauty Salon 300 West Canal Jon & Tanya Tomei 2-The Foundation 200 East Canal John & Angie Hunt 3-The Real Estate Company 111 Hwy 11 South Donna & Johnny Molina 4-Larry’s Dry Cleaning  220 B West Canal Larry & Sandy Barrios 5-Barze Antique & Collectible 105 Hwy 11 South Ted & Lynne Barze’

Mr Bill & MS Evelyn Edwards 6- Brazillian Jiu Jitsu 107 Hwy 11 S. 7-Budget Furniture Outlet 109 Hwy 11South 8-B & D Contracting 110 East Canal

Mixed Media Visual Artist and Muralist, Andy Green, designed a collection of murals and signage using local  history through detailed art in Downtown Picayune.

City of Picayune Beautification Department has 2 Greenhouses donated from MS Power and PRC School System. The beautification department cultivates and transplants over 6,000 plants twice a year. The department  designed, planted and maintains 70 flowerbeds throughout Picayune,  20 of those flowerbeds along with 77 planters and hanging baskets are located in Downtown Picayune MS.

Ashley Anderson Mason, owner of Gallery 32 Studio, an Acrylic and Muralist is sharing her talent in Downtown Picayune MS . Stay tuned for more of Ashley’s artwork soon in Downtown Picayune MS.
Follow Gallery 32 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashleymasonart/

Visit Street Festival tab above for Guidelines and Application

2022 Picayune Main Street.Inc Board of Directors

Main Street Accomplishments

 P.O. Box 1656 Picayune MS 39466   601-799-3070-phone    www.picayunemainstreet.com

Picayune A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

2021 Picayune Main Street, Inc. Accomplishments

Applying the National Main Street 4-Point Approach

Design; Organization; Promotion & Economic Vitality to Achieve Downtown Beautification & Historic Preservation  Projects

 

 Design

  • Funded   Mural on Wilson Printing Building- Andy Green, Artist
  • Funded Mural on Picayune Drug Building & Stewart Insurance Building by Artist Ashley Mason
  • Awarded Funds to complete 5 Façade Projects in Downtown Picayune
  • Assisted with location of a permanent stage location and provided funds to floor stage for downtown events
  • Added a 3rd Bridge over a drainage ditch to connect Shay Park Pavilion for downtown events

Organization

  • 2021 Civic Award 1st Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Elee Reeves, First Lady of MS presented award- Christy Goss, Reba Beebe, Eric Morris & Tom Milar accepted award.
  • 2020 Law Enforcement Recognition 1st Place Award City of Picayune Code Enforcement Tom Milar Winner
  • 2020 Business/Industry Award 1st Place Mississippi Power Company Environmental Stewardship Council  Eric Morris, City of Picayune Public Works accepted award.
  • 2020 Civic/Non-Profit 2nd Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Reba Beebe, Director accepted award

     Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

  • Norman Howell- Board Member was Awarded Volunteer of the Year
  • Suzan Wilson- Board Member Awarded Cheerleader of the Year by Chamber Director Terry Farr

    Picayune Main Street, Inc. Organization Accomplishments

  • Awarded Payroll Protection Program Grant #2 to secure staff during Pandemic
  • Sponsor General Membership Meetings & Breakfast Event Planning & Christmas Appreciation Luncheon for City. Continue to Share Members & Local Organization Events via Social Media upon request
  • Participated in Save Our Park Campaign to help raise funds to rebuild a local playground & upgrade sport fields. Jail & Bail Campaign & Raffle Tickets Raised $42,834.21

Promotion

  • Listed as 1 of 20 Premier Programs in the 2021 MS State Tour Guide
  • Sponsored Picayune 53rd Spring in April 54th Bi-Annual Fall Street Festival in November  
  • Co-Sponsor with City of Picayune the Annual Christmas on the Rails and Shop by Candlelight Event
  • Partnered with City to provide essential service support of downtown events
  • Selected City Rexall Drug as the 2021 Historic Collectible Christmas Ornament (# 22 in Historic Collection)
  • Created New event Main Street Music Event- 3 Day Downtown event promoting local artist and businesses.      Proceeds from event will purchase Christmas Decorations for Jack Read Park.
  • Held the 1st Maker’s Market with 18 local artisans participating.

Economic Vitality

  • Awarded MS Main Street- 2021 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project “Making Downtown More Lovable 2”Received $40,000.00 in Grants for Downtown Revitalization Purpose
  • Received $4000.00 Grants from Visit MS to promote Picayune MS
  • Received $ 13,7500.00 in Sponsorship Support for 2021 Alley Projects
  • Received $1,000.00 Grant Downtown Beautification Grant from Wal-Mart
  • Awarded $50,000.00 in Grants to Downtown Business/Property Owners/Downtown Parking lot
  • Economic Vitality Team Successfully Completed Revitalization of an Alley “Creative Outdoor Spaces” on East Canal
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Community Development Precedes Economic Development

2020 MS Main Street Awards – Picayune Main Street, Inc. won the                                        2020 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project for                                                              Making Downtown More Lovable Promotion

2019 MS Main Street State Awards Luncheon,                                                                                 Mr. Bill Edwards was Nominated Home Town Hero.
Reba Beebe  Board Member Beth Stewart Jarrell and House 108 Representative Stacey Wilkes accepted award in Mr. Bill’s absence.
Mayor Ed Pinero Presented Mr. Bill Edwards 2019 Award  @ City Council Meeting

City of Picayune received 2 awards during the 2018 MS Main Street Association Awards at the Old Capitol Inn Building in Jackson MS.  
Picayune Main Street, Inc. with the help of Bill & Sally Edwards of SalBil Video nominated the City of Picayune for both awards.

 

 

Board of Directors

Emeritus:
- Bill Edwards
- Tom Milar
- Suzan Wilson
- Tim Hart
- Bill Edwards
- Gidget O'Daniels
- Norman Howell
- Eric Morris
- Byron Hill
- Ted Barze'
- Raquel Theriot
- Hunter Lumpkin
- Kyle Jeansonne

Staff

Director:
-
Reba Beebe

 

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